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Liquidity 07-10-2008 03:52 AM

Wind Flying
 
*steps on high horse*
I love it when people say they can fly their planes in XX mph winds. How many of these people have a wind gauge to measure wind speed?

I took a wind gauge to the field on day. It read 25mph. 25mph is pretty damn windy! I want to see people flying in that wind.

No need to post here and tell me you can fly in that wind all day long. I do not want to hear it. I would rather see it. Get a video of a wind gauge and you flying in it.

*steps off high horse*

Bub Steve 07-10-2008 04:12 AM


Originally Posted by Liquidity (Post 438893)
*steps on high horse*
I love it when people say they can fly their planes in XX mph winds. How many of these people have a wind gauge to measure wind speed?

I took a wind gauge to the field on day. It read 25mph. 25mph is pretty damn windy! I want to see people flying in that wind.

No need to post here and tell me you can fly in that wind all day long. I do not want to hear it. I would rather see it. Get a video of a wind gauge and you flying in it.

*steps off high horse*

Wet-one::My Macho Bubs seem to think 5Mph=12 an 10 =25mph, My wind meters say 6-10 this Macho man sit in the soccer mom truck wait for it to lay down, bubsteve

ShutterAce 07-10-2008 04:44 AM

Stand back! I have a wind gauge and I'm not afraid ti use it!:eek:

You do of course have a point. Estimating speed of an object you can see is hard enough. Just ask a cop.

Figure.N9ne 07-10-2008 05:12 AM

i use usairnet and wunderground to give me a general idea. if it says 20 mph, and we have plastic chairs getting blown across the pit area, i believe them.

rcproptester 07-10-2008 10:45 AM

I can fly in 45 mph winds......













On the simulator

Liquidity 07-10-2008 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by rcproptester (Post 438999)
I can fly in 45 mph winds......
On the simulator

HAHAHA


When I do not have the wind gauge, I look at the top of the tree tops, if they are moving faster than I can run, I stay on the ground.

I am sitting on the porch as I type this; I think we just had a 50mph gust and a tropical depression is sitting next to me.

Ok I will stop with the sarcasim... or will I.

FlyingMonkey 07-10-2008 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by rcproptester (Post 438999)
I can fly in 45 mph winds......



You create 45 mph winds.


I think you've started something here Bry, let's hope no one crashes their plane, and tries to sue you, because you "put them up to it" :D

Lieutenant Loughead 07-10-2008 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Yaniel (Post 438945)
i use usairnet and wunderground to give me a general idea. if it says 20 mph, and we have plastic chairs getting blown across the pit area, i believe them.

I agree with this. I use USAIRNET, and call local weather "hotlines" to get my wind speed. If I have three sources that say the wind is 18 mph, I'll believe that without the need for an expensive wind meter.

I also have a windsock that I errect when flying -- but it doesn't really tell me the actual speed of the wind... Still, it's a great visual approximation.

For the record -- I'd throw my Stryker into your 25 mph wind... Send me your expensive wind meter, and I'll get some video. :D

Figure.N9ne 07-10-2008 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead (Post 439081)
I agree with this. I use USAIRNET, and call local weather "hotlines" to get my wind speed. If I have three sources that say the wind is 18 mph, I'll believe that without the need for an expensive wind meter.

I also have a windsock that I errect when flying -- but it doesn't really tell me the actual speed of the wind... Still, it's a great visual approximation.

For the record -- I'd throw my Stryker into your 25 mph wind... Send me your expensive wind meter, and I'll get some video. :D


i've flown my stryker just before a tropical storm hit, when the wind bands where rolling through. that was quite a rush but the stryker did fine.

Lieutenant Loughead 07-10-2008 03:33 PM

Awesome -- a Stryker in high wind is our common ground. :D

yank51 07-10-2008 04:15 PM

Yeah, I've got enought expensive items in my flightbox now as it is..... don't need no wind gauge to decide if I'll fly or not..... (thought you already had a thread for things like this Bry??)

Mr. Baggins 07-10-2008 04:47 PM

I ain't skeered :) I lived in Virginia area for 8 years and you had to fly in the wind or not at all. I of course used certain planes for those days. Wind is deceiving though and 10 mph sometimes feels like 25. A good steady unidirectional wind is sometimes a lot of fun.

Figure.N9ne 07-10-2008 04:53 PM

almost anything can be flown in the wind, and since we havent had a calm day here in all of '08, i've put that to the test. i basically fly anything that flies faster than the wind is blowing. war birds, cubs, or deltas, they all go up and fly fine.

Alpea42 07-10-2008 04:58 PM

As far as light weight foamys go it aint the flying in the wind that's hard it's the LANDING

gzsfrk 07-10-2008 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Alpea42 (Post 439150)
As far as light weight foamys go it aint the flying in the wind that's hard it's the LANDING

Seconded. Or at least, that's the case when it's gusty and the wind is changing directions. If it's a stable, steady wind that keeps blowing in the same direction, it can actually make landing my little Yak-55 easier--just hover it right in front of me and grab it out of mid air. :)

gzsfrk 07-10-2008 05:07 PM

Oh, and Liquidity--I can fly my Harbor Freight Yellow Bee through the funnel of a G5 tornado at 1/4 throttle.

Book it.

gzsfrk 07-10-2008 05:10 PM

Oh, and one other thing--nice rule of thumb I read when I was first starting out--you can judge wind speed up to 10 mph using the ribbon on your antenna. If the wind blowing keeps the ribbon at a 45 degree angle to the antenna, then it's 5mph. If it pushes the ribbon out 90 degrees and holds it there, it's 10mph or higher.

Of course, I guess that rule somewhat depends on the weight and width of the ribbon on your antenna. But I still like that as a general rule. :)

FlyingMonkey 07-10-2008 06:31 PM

how fast is the wind blowing when the tx is ripped from your hands?

gzsfrk 07-10-2008 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 439218)
how fast is the wind blowing when the tx is ripped from your hands?

Probably over 150mph. But it doesn't seem that fast, because I'm following along behind in a hang glider.

rcproptester 07-10-2008 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey (Post 439076)
You create 45 mph winds.
:D

Your lips are moving but I can't HEAR you!!!!

Liquidity 07-10-2008 07:54 PM

I just flew my Slow Stick in 1,000,000,000 mph winds.

redgiki 07-10-2008 08:14 PM

Yeah, I put up a Stryker and a balsa F-18 in 35MPH winds on the slope one day (anemometer at the slope). They flew fine, but bringing them down in that kind of wind is troublesome if it's gusty.

And yeah, a Stryker in 25+MPH winds is a hoot. Take it vertical and watch it blow away.

aviatordave 07-10-2008 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by Liquidity (Post 438893)
*steps on high horse*
I love it when people say they can fly their planes in XX mph winds. How many of these people have a wind gauge to measure wind speed?

I took a wind gauge to the field on day. It read 25mph. 25mph is pretty damn windy! I want to see people flying in that wind.

No need to post here and tell me you can fly in that wind all day long. I do not want to hear it. I would rather see it. Get a video of a wind gauge and you flying in it.

*steps off high horse*

Seems like alot of typing just to tell us you cant fly in any wind. I've witnessed your flying on the simulator. You are a terror to anything nearby.

Liquidity 07-10-2008 09:08 PM

Get out of my thread Dave. I will get the Monkey to destory you :)

FlyingMonkey 07-10-2008 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by rcproptester (Post 439256)
Your lips are moving but I can't HEAR you!!!!

That's because I don't have the mic turned on....

here, let me fix that.




1,000,000,000 mph winds? Did the monkey bring them?


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